Posted by mangrove vens Labels: 1980's, Beth Lesser, Brown and Nicodemus, Dancehall, Dub, General Trees, Gregory Issacs, Jamaica, King Tubby, Major Stitch, Post-Marley, Reggae, SoulJazz Records, The Guardian, Tropical
Musician Gregory Isaacs in front of his African Museum store on Chancery Lane, Kingston - Beth Lesser/Soul Jazz Records
Beth Lesser, a writer and photographer, travelled back and forth from Canada to Jamaica in the 80's with her husband. He collected records for his radio show and she documented with photos and writing for their magazine Reggae Quarterly.
I love these photos as you get a real sense of 80's Jamaica from the rawness of the film. Unknown what camera she used but had a good eye in grabbing the essence. She managed to shoot many a reggae artiste, my favourite being Mr. Issacs, above.
Major Stitch at a youth promotion dance at Sugar Minot's House, on Robert Crescent - Beth Lesser/Soul Jazz Records